New material for Volume 4will first appear in beta-test form as fascicles of approximately128 pages each, issued approximately twice per year.These fascicles will represent my best attempt to write a comprehensiveaccount; but computer science has grown to the point where I cannot hopeto be an authority on all the material covered in these books. ThereforeI'll need feedback from readers in order to prepare the official volumes later.
And after Volumes 1--5 are done, God willing, I plan to publishVolume 6 (the theory of context-free languages) and Volume 7 (Compilertechniques), but only if the things I want to say about those topicsare still relevantand still haven't been said. Volumes 1--5 represent the central coreof computer programming for sequential machines; the subjects of Volumes6 and 7 are important but more specialized.
Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Donald E. Knuth's work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his "cookbook" solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books. For more about Donald Knuth's love of programming, read his interview with Quanta Magazine and listen to his ACMBytes podcast interview.
Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from beginning to end. Whatever your background, if you need to do any serious computer programming, you will find your own good reason to make each volume in this series a readily accessible part of your scholarly or professional library.
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Ali Arya is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2003. Ali has over 25 years of experience in professional and academic positions related to software development and information technology. He is passionate about computer programming that brings together logical and creative abilities. His work has always involved hands-on programming combined with teaching and research on various related technologies. He has developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses on computer programming, software design, and project management. His current research focuses on the use of computer games and virtual reality in education. Before his academic career, Ali worked as software engineer, lead designer, and project manager. Ali lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife, son, and two cats. Despite his teaching, research, and administrative duties, he still enjoys spending hours writing code and learning new programming trends and tricks.
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Donald E. Knuth is known throughout the world for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of the TEX and METAFONT systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing (26 books, 161 papers). Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, he currently devotes full time to the completion of his seminal multivolume series on classical computer science, begun in 1962 when he was a graduate student at California Institute of Technology. Professor Knuth is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the ACM Turing Award, the Medal of Science presented by President Carter, the AMS Steele Prize for expository writing, and, in November, 1996, the prestigious Kyoto Prize for advanced technology. He lives on the Stanford campus with his wife, Jill. 2b1af7f3a8